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Brighton lost 3-1 to Tottenham Hotspur in the third match week of the Women’s Super League. Here are the five things we learnt about the Brighton women’s team from their defeat at the Amex stadium.

Set piece success

Brighton’s only goal in the game came from a set piece situation, their first of the game inside the 8th minute. The corner, taken by Maisie Symonds was an inswinging delivery into the six-yard box, and it was Brighton’s striker Elisabeth Terland that headed home past goalkeeper Molly Bartrip.

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Tactical tweaks

Having gone in at the Half time break level at 1-1, Brighton manager Melissa Phillips decided to tweak the shape going into the second half. In the first half they set up in a back four, moving to a back three in the second half but was unable to prevent Spurs from scoring a further two.

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Terland strikes again

Brighton striker Elisabeth Terland got on the score sheet again for the Albion courtesy of a set piece goal. Her header from the inswinging delivery of Maisie Symonds, and it was the Norweigan striker that made first contact with the cross to open her home account for the season following on from her brace away at Everton. That goal put her account up to three goals from three games in the WSL this season.

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Leaky at the back

Brighton’s defence conceded three goals against Tottenham Hotspur in today’s game, and that is now two or more goals they have conceded in both of their WSL home matches so far this season. Brighton are yet to keep a clean sheet in the league this season from their opening three games, with their only clean sheet coming in the cup away to Birmingham City at St Andrews in midweek.

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Seagulls struggle at home

Brighton have struggled at home so far in the Women’s Super League. Two home defeats from two so far for the Seagulls, it’s their away form that has allowed them to salvage success, both with an away win at Everton in the WSL and an away win in the cup against Birmingham City.

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